Sōkyūgurentai (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

Soukyugurentai is a top-down shooter using an elaborate combination of pre-rendered and real-time 3D graphics as well as 2D pixel art.
The player is given a choice to control one of the three fighter ships of the JIN-SET Corporation Self-Defense Corps, all with strangely fish-themed names - S.O.Q. 004 Swordfish, S.O.Q. 010 Mackerel,and S.O.Q. 025 Scallop. Each ship comes with a unique, upgradable weapon system - Swordfish uses an all-around average rapid fire gun, Mackerel fires a weak laser and homing missiles, while Scallop obliterates foes with a narrowly-focused rail gun and a sub-cannon that fires in a direction opposite to the ship's motion. In addition to the primary weapons each ship carries a lock-on laser, activated by holding down the fire button.

Screenshots

Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn An intro shot. All the player ships have fish-themed names.
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn More level 3 coolness.
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn Level 3... whoops! I died...
Sōkyūgurentai SEGA Saturn More level 1 shots. Note the fully polygonal bridge in the center of the screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "蒼穹紅蓮隊" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Terra Diver" -- Planned US and European title.

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Sep 19, 2009 A 100
neXGam 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot May 20, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Defunct Games Sep 15, 2007 80 out of 100 80

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DarkFalzX (4687) added Sōkyūgurentai (SEGA Saturn) on Feb 15, 2007
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